Two men stabbed near Tokyo, suspect at large

YOKOHAMA (KYODO) - Two men were stabbed on Friday evening (Aug 9) in separate incidents in Yokohama, near Tokyo, with a male suspect on the run, police said.

A 45-year-old parcel delivery serviceman was stabbed in the abdomen around 7.15pm while walking in the city's Minami Ward.

About five minutes later, a 49-year-old public servant was slashed in his left arm on a road about 70m away from where the first incident occurred.

The injuries of the two victims are not life-threatening, the police said.

Police believe a man in his 20s to 40s attacked the men, both of whom told investigators they had never previously met their assailant.